PDR Health



Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Cipro is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It may also be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Common side effects of Cipro include:

– diarrhea

– nausea

– vomiting

– headache

– dizziness

– skin rash or itching

– joint pain or stiffness.

More serious side effects may include:

– seizures

– tendon damage

– irregular heartbeat

– low blood sugar

– hallucinations.

If you experience any of these serious side effects, stop taking Cipro and seek medical attention immediately.


– Cipro XR: 500 mg once daily for 3 days

– Cipro Tablets and Suspension: 250-750 mg (0.5-1 tablet or 5 mL) every 12 hours for 7-14 days


Before taking Cipro, tell your doctor if you have:

– a history of seizures

– a history of head injury or brain tumor

– a heart rhythm disorder

– low blood sugar

– diabetes.

You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Cipro may not be suitable for you if you have certain medical conditions.

Take Cipro exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cipro can be taken with or without food. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose.